The House system is at the heart of our approach to pastoral care. Our seven Houses are the supportive bedrock for our culture of empathetic relationships. Under the guidance of our House Parents and their teams, we make sure that every child is noticed, not merely seen … is listened to, not just heard … is empowered, not simply enabled.
The Houses stand apart from the School’s year groups and academic programmes. These close-knit groups draw full, weekly and flexi boarders and day pupils together for sports and other shared competitive endeavours. For boarders, our Houses really are their term-time homes; for day pupils, they are a welcoming source of support and team spirit.
|Year Groups||Pre-Sixth Option||Academic programme|
|1st Form (Year 7)||National Curriculum (and beyond)|
|2nd Form (Year 8)|
|3rd Form (Year 9)|
|4th Form (Year 10)||GCSEs (two years)|
|5th Form (Year 11)|
|For 15/16-year-olds||IGCSE (one year)|
|Lower Sixth (Year 12)||International Baccalaureate or A-levels (both two years)|
|Upper Sixth (Year 13)|
|Year Groups||Houses (for boarders = B; for day pupils = D)|
|1st Form||Queen Mary House (B/D)|
|3rd Form||Elizabeth House (B/D)
Tudor House (B/D)
|Edward House (B/D)
Grafton House (B/D)
Ridley House (D)
Wakefield House (B/D)
Our Lower Sixth Form art pupils have been working hard to prepare for their final exams next year, and as part of their development as artists were given the opportunity to display their work in the Bunker Gallery. A mix of six IB and A-level pupils contributed nearly 60 pieces of artwork in a variety...